Thursday, January 20, 2011

Most Overrated Movie of 2010

What's the most overrated movie of 2010?

Black Swan
I really wanted to like this movie. I had a choice to see either Black Swan or The Fighter. I had just got done hearing a couple of rave reviews on the radio for Black Swan so I chose it. I should have watched The Fighter instead. Natalie Portman gives an Oscar-worthy performance, but even with that I could barely keep watching the movie. You probably won't read this in any film reviews, but the movie is vulgar, trashy, disturbing, and at times completely incomprehensible.

SPOILERS: Stop reading if you don't want to know what happens.

And seriously, do we really need a female Fight Club? The whole split personality thing that Hollywood is so fascinated with has gotten stale. For the next several years, if you make a movie or write a story and the only way it makes sense is that the protagonist is also the antagonist because of a split personality, then you probably should just stop writing because your story is probably crap. There are only a handful of people in the whole world that have split personalities but if you believe and are influenced by Hollywood you'll be thinking there are thousands and thousands of people like that.

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